Originally Posted by blandman
If we truly have that much, why not enter the Greinke sweepstakes? He'd be a great fit and we can sell him on our pitching coach. Then you deal Floyd for a 3B and have a dominant rotation to match Detroit.
Probably because right now the rumors are floating that the Dodgers and Rangers are both willing to exceed CC Sabathia's record-setting contract and are in the $170-$180 M range.
The Sox don't necessarily need another top of the rotation SP (and not one that comes with an astronomical price tag). The rotation would still be very good with another middle to back of the rotation guy (McCarthy, etc.) and they'd still be able to flip Floyd.